Simple, beautiful and customizable – My First Triangle Shawl is designed to really let the beauty of the yarn shine. This free pattern will walk you through the basics of making and shaping a triangle shawl. When you are done you will understand where to increase and how much. You will be all prepped to tackle a more complex mixed stitch shawl.
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The beauty of this shawl is that it is a one row repeat that you can keep repeating until the shawl reaches your desired size. It is up to you if you want to add tassels, use a thick yarn for a warm triangle shawl or a lace yarn for a light summer piece.
I decided to use Red Heart’s new It’s a Wrap yarn in the color way Foggy. With the tan and gray in this yarn I can wear this shawl with just about anything. I love how this yarn gradually transitions from color to color. This yarn is made up of four lightly twisted threads and creates a wonderfully light shawl. This yarn is absolutely beautiful, but you could also easily make this shawl with any yarn you like. Red Heart’s With Love Stripes, Super Saver Fair Isle, or Colorscape would all make beautiful shawls.
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My First Shawl Video Tutorial
I really wanted to use this shawl as a way to teach everyone something new. If you are an experienced crocheter looking for a simple pattern, this shawl is the ticket. But the rest may be things you already know.
If you are a beginner who has only crocheted a square or rectangle, or you are an advanced beginner who has never used a crochet chart, I highly recommend you check out the video I created for this shawl pattern!
In this video, I will walk you through how to make this shawl. I will also help familiarize you with using a crochet chart. This pattern just seemed to be perfect for introducing the crochet chart to newer crocheters.
1 Skein Red Heart It’s a Wrap Foggy
Clover Purple Amour Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.0mm
If you choose to use a different yarn, then I would suggest you use the recommended hook size or a size larger to get a little better drape.
Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
DC- Double Crochet
SLST- Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
The gauge is not super important because you can truly use any yarn and just stop the pattern when your shawl is big enough. My shawl ended up measuring 57 inches from corner to corner.
My First Triangle Shawl
- I do not count the turning chain (CH3) as a Double Crochet.
- I work my last increase into the last stitch and not the turning chain.
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Ch4, Slst to first ch.
Row 1: Ch3, turn. 3 Dc, ch2, 3 Dc into the circle made by the starting chain.
Row 2-47: Ch3, turn, 3 dc into first stitch, dc in each st until you reach the ch2 space, (dc, ch2, dc in ch2 space), dc in each stitch remaining except the last stitch. 3 dc in the last stitch.
Continue repeating Row 2 until you reach your desired shawl size. Once your shawl is big enough for you, fasten off. The number of rows you work will greatly depend on how thick your yarn is. Weave in all your ends.
There you have it! Your shawl is done! Let me know in the comments below how yo liked the pattern.
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